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The plague of darkness. Chap. xi, xii. Death of the firstborn threatened. it was morning, the east wind brought 29 And Mores faid, Thou hast spoken the locusts,

well, I will see thy face no more. 14 And the locusts went up over all

C H A P. XI. the land of Egypt, and rested in all, the 1 God's message to the Israelites to borrow coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; jezvels of their neighbours. 4 The death before them there were no such locusts as of the firstborn threatened. they, neither after them shall be such. 1. For they covered the face of the AND the Lord faid unto Mofes, Yet

will I bring one plague more upon whole earth, so that the land was dark- Pharaoh, and upon Egypt ; afterwards ened ; and they did eat every herb of the he will let you go hence : when he shall land, and all the fruit of the trees which let you go, he shall surely thrust you out the hail had left: and there remained hence altogether. not any green thing in the trees, or in the 2 Speak now in the ears of the people, herbs of the field, through all the land of and let every man borrow of his neighEgypt.

bour, and every woman of her neigh16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and bour, jewels of silver, and jewels of Aaron in haste; and he said, I have fin- gold. ned against the LORD your God, and 3. And the Lord gave the people faagainst you.

vour in the light of the Egyptians. More17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, over the man Moses was very great in my fin only this once; and intreat the the land of Egypt, in the fight of PhaLORD your God, that he may take away raoh's servants, and in the light of the from me this death only.

people. 18 And he went out from Pharaoh, 4 | And Mofes said, Thus faith the and intreated the Lord.

Lord, About midnight will I go out 19 And the LORD turned a mighty into the midst of Egypt : strong west wind, which took away the 5 And all the firstborn in the land of locusts, and cast them into the Red fea; Egypt fhall die, from the firstborn of there remained not one locuft in all the Pharaoh that fitteth upon his throne, coasts of Egypt.

even unto the firstborn of the maidservant 20 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's that is behind the mill; and all the firstheart, so that he would not let the chil-born of beasts. dren of Israel go.

6. And there Thall be a great cry 21 And the Lord said unto Moses,Stretch throughout all the land of Egypt, fuch out thine hand toward heaven, that there as there was none like it, nor Mall be may be darkness over the land of Egypt, like it any more. even darkness which may be felt.

7 But against any of the children of 22 And Moses stretched forth his hand Israel Malì not a dog move his tonguc, toward heaven; and there was a thick against man or beast : that ye may know · darkness in all the land of Egypt three how that the LORD doth put a difference days:

between the Egyptians and Israel. 23 They saw not one another, neither & And all thele thy servants shall come rose any from his place for three days : down unto me, and bow down thembut all the children of Israel had light in felves unto me, saying, Get thee out, their dwellings.

and all the people that follow thee: and 24 And Pharaoh called unto Moses, after that I will go out. And he went and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; only out from Pharaoh in a great anger. let your

flocks and your herds be stayed : 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, let your little ones also go with you. Pharaoh Mall not hearken unto you;

2's And Moses said, Thou must give that my wonders may be multiplied in us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that the land of Egypt. we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God. 10 And Moles and Aaron did all these

26 Our cattle also Thall go with us; wonders before Pharaoh : and the LORD there shall not an hoof be left behind ; hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he for thereof must we take to serve the would not let the children of Israel go LORD our God; and we know not with out of his land. what we must serve the LORD, until we

CHAP. XII. come thither.

1 The passover instituted. 29 The firstborsz 27 But the Lod hardened Phara oh's are fain. 31 The Ifraelites are driven heart, and he would not let them go. out of the land.

28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself

, fet And the LORD spake unto Molis

and Aaron in the land of Egypt, my face no more ; for in that day thou saying, feest my face thou shalt die.

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The pasover instituted,

EXODUS. How the passover is to be kept. 2 This month Jhall be unto you the 16 And in the first day there shall be an beginning of months : it shall be the first holy convocation, and in the seventh day month of the year to you.

there thall be an holy convocation to you: 3 f Speak ye unto all the congrega- no manner of work shall be done in them, tion of Israel, saying, In the tenth day fave that which every man must eat, that of this month they hall take to them only may be done of you. every man a lamb, according to the house 17 And ye shall observe the feall of unof their fathers, a lamb for an house : leavened bread; for in this feifsame day

4 And if the houshold be too little for lave I brought your armies out of the the lamb, let him and his neighbour next land of Egypt: therefore Mall ye observe unto his house take it according to the this day in your generations by an ordinumber of the fouls; every man accord-nance for ever. ing to his eating thall make your count 18 In the first month, on the fourteentli for the lamb.

day of the month at even, ye shall eat s Your lamb shall be without blemish, unleavened bread, until the one and a male of the first year: ye shall take it twentieth day of the month at even. out from the sheep, or from the goats : 19 Seven days shall there be no leaven 6 And

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Mall keep it up until the found in your houses : for whofoever eatfourteenth day of the same month : and eth that which is leavened, even that the whole assembly of the congregation soul shall be cut off from the congregationi of Israel shall kill it in the evening. of Ifrael, whether he be a stranger, or

2 And they mall take of the blood, and born in the land. Itrike it on the two lide posts and on the 20 Ye Mall eat nothing leavened ; in upper door post of the houses, wherein all your habitations fall ye eat unleathey shall eat it.

vened bread. 8 And they shall eat the feih in that 21 Then Mofes called for all the elders night, roast with fire, and unleavened of lfrael, and faid unto thein, Draw out bread; and with bitter berhs they shall and take you a lamb according to your eat it.

families, and kill the pallover. g Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all 22 And ye dhall take a bunch of hyffop, with water, but roast zvith fire; his head and dip it in the blood that is in the bawith his legs, and with the purtenance ton, and strike the lintel and the two side thereof.

polis with the blood that is in the bason ; 10 And ye shall let nothing of it re- and none of you thall go out at the door main until the morning; and that which of bis houfe until the morning. remaineth of it until the morning ye thall 23 For the LORD will pass through to burn with fire.

imite tlie Egyptians; and when he secth 11 And thus hall ye eat it ; with your the blood upon the lintel, and on the two loins girded, your shoes on your feet, lide posts, the LORD will pass over the and your staff in your hand ; and ye thali door, and will not suffer the destroyer to cat it in haste: it is the Lord's paftover. come in unto your houses to finite gou.

12 For I will pass through the land of 24 And ye shall observe this thing for Egypt this night, and will smite all the an ordinance to thee and to thy fons for firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man ever. and beast; and against all the gods of 25 And it shall come to pass, when yé Egypt I will execute judgment: I am be come to the land which the Lord will the LORD.

give you, according as he hath promised, 13 And the blood shall be to you for that ye thall keep this service. a token upon the houses where ye are : 26 And it Thall come to pass, whert and when I see the blood, I will pass over your children shall fry unto you, What you, and the plague Thall not be upon mean ye by this service? you to destroy you, when I smite the 27 That ye Mall say, It is the facrifice land of Egypt.

of the Lord's pasiover, who pafled over 14 And this day shall be unto you for the houses of the children of Israel in á memorial; and ye thall keep it a feast Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, to the LORD throughout your genera- and delivered our houses. And the peotions; ye fhall keep it a feast by an or- ple bowed the head and worshipped. dinance for ever.

28 And the children of Israel went a: 15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened way, and did as the Lord had commandbread; even the first day ye Mhall put a-ed Moses and Aaron, so did they. way leaven out of your houses : for who 29 1 And it came to pass,' that at soever eateth leavened bread from the midnight the LORD smote all the firstfirst day until the seventh day; that soul born in the land of Egypt, from the firstThall be cut off from lfrael.

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The firstborn pain. The ordinance Chap. xiii. and memorial of the lover. born of Pharaoh that fat on his throne, bought for money, when thou haft cirunto the firstborn of the captive that was cumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of 45 A foreigner and an hired fervant cattle.

Thall not eat thereof. 30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, 46 In one house shall it be eaten ; thou he, and all his servants, and all the Egyp-shalt not carry forth ought of the nel tians; and there was a great cry in E- abroad out of the house; neither shall gypt; for there was not a house where ye break a bone thereof. there was not one dead.

47 All the congregation of Israel shall 31 | And he called for Mofes and keep it. Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and 48 And when a stranger Mall sojourn get you' forth from among my people, with thee, and will keep the passover to both ye and the children of Israel; and the Lord, let all his males be circumcif. go, serve the LORD, as ye have said. ed, and then let him come near and keep

32 Also take your flocks and your it; and he shall be as one that is born in herds, as ye have said, and be gone ; and the land : for no uncircumcised person bless me also.

Thall eat thereof. 33 And the Egyptians were urgent 49. One law Nall be to him that is upon the people, that they might lend homeborn, and unto the stranger that them out of the land in haste; for they fojourneth among you. Laid, We be all dead men.

50 Thus did all the children of Israel ; 34 And the people took their dough as the LORD commanded Moses and Aa: before it was leavened, their kneading ron, so did they. troughs being bound up in their clothes 51 And it came to pass the selfsame upon their shoulders.

day, that the LORD did bring the chilo 35 And the children of Israel did ac-dren of Israel out of the land of Egypt cording to the word of Moses; and they by their armies. borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of fil

CHAP. XIII. ver, and jewels of gold, and raiment : i The firsborn San&tified to God. The

36 And the LORD gave the people fa memorial of the passover is commanded. vour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that 21 God guideth them by a pillar of a they lent unto them such things as they re cloud and of fire.

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saying, from Rameses to Succoth, about fix hun 2 Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, dred thousand on foot that were inen, whatsoever openeth the womb among beside children.

the children of Ifrael, both of man and of 38 And a mixed multitude went up beast : it is mine. allo with them; and flocks, and herds, 3 [ And Mofes said unto the people, even very much cattle.

Remember this day, in which ye came 39 And they baked unleavened cakes out from Egypt,out of the house of bond. of the dough which they brought forth age; for by strength of hand the LORD out of Egypt, for it was not leavened ; brought you out from this place : there because they were thrust out of Egypt, mall no leavened bread be eaten. and could not tarry, neither had they 4. This day came ye out in the month prepared for themselves any victual. Abib.

40 Now the sojourning of the children 5 And it shall be when the Lord Mall of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four bring thee into the land of the Canaanhundred and thirty years.

ites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, 41 And it came to pass at the end of and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which the four hundred and thirty years, even he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, the selfsame day it came to pass, that all a land flowing with milk and honey, the hosts of the LORD went out from the that thou malt keep this fervice in this land of Egypt.

month. 42 It is a night to be much observed 6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened unto the LORD for bringing them out bread, and in the seventh day shall be a from the land of Egypt: this is that night feast to the LORD. of the LORD to be observed of all the 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten fea children of Israel in their generations. ven days; and there shall no leavened

43 And the Lord said unto Mofes and bread be seen with thee, neither shall Aaron, This is the ordinance of the pall- there be leaven seen with thee in all thy over: There shall no stranger eat thereof: quarters. 44 But every man's ferrant that is 8 And thou shalt new thy fon in that

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The Israelites guided by a pillar of fire. EXODUS, Pharaoh pursueth therii. day, saying, This is done because of that them the way ; and by night in a pillar which the Lord did unto me when I of fire, to give them light; to go by day came forth out of Egypt.

and night: 9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee 22 le took not away the pillar of the upon thine hand, and for a memorial be- cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by tween thine eyes, that the Lord's law night, from before the people. may be in thy mouth: for with a strong

CHAP. XIV. hand hath the Lord brought thee out of 5 Pharach pursueth. Jo The Israelites mut. Egypt.

21 They país through the Red fea. 10 Thou shalt therefore keep this or 23 The Egyptians drowned. dinance in his season from year to year. ND the LORD spake unto Mofes,

II And it shall be when the LORD faying, fhall bring thee into the land of the Ca 2 Speak unto the children of Ifrael, that naanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, fathers, and shall give it thee,

between Migdol and the sea, over against 12 That thou shalt fet apart unto the Baal-zephon : before it shall ye encamp LORD all that openeth the matrix, and by the fea. every firstling that cometh of a bealt 3 For Pharaoh will say of the children which thou hast; the males Mhall be the of Ifrael, They are entangled in the land, Lord's.

the wilderneta haih put them in. 13 And every firstling of an ass thou 4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, Malt redeem with a lamb; and if thou that he Mall follow after them; and I tvill wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his neck: and all the firstborn of man his hoft; that the Egyptians may know among thy children thalt thou redeem. that I am the LORD. And they did fo.

14 And it shall be when thy fon asketh 5. And it was told the king of Egypt thee in time to come, frying, What is this? that the people fled: and the heart of that thou Malt say unto him, By strength Pharaoh and of his fervants was turned of hand the LORD brought us out from against the people, and they said, Why Egypt, and from the house of bondage: have we done this, that we have let Ifrael

15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh go from ferving us? would hardly let us go, that the LORD 6. And he made read; his chariot, and New all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, took his people with hiin : both the firstborn of man, and the first 7 And he took fix hundred chofen chaborn of beast: therefore I facrifice to the riots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and Lord all that openeth the matrix, being captains over every one of them. males; but all the firstborn of my chil 8 And the LORD hardened the heart dren I redeem.

of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pur16 And it Mall be for a token upon rued after the children of Israel: and thine hand, and for frontlets between the children of Israel went out with an thine eyes: for by strength of hand the high band. Lord brought us forth out of Egypt. 9 But the Egyptians pursued after them,

17 And it came to pass, when Pha- all the horses and chariots of Pharaoli, raoh had let the people go, that God led and his horsemen, and his army, and them not through the way of the land of overtook them encamping by the sea, the Philistines, although that was near; beside Pi-hahirotin, before Baal-zephon. for God said, Leit peradventure the peo 10 I And when Pharaoh drew nigh, ple repent when they see war, and they the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, return to Egypt:

and, behold, the Egyptians marched after 18 But God led the people about, them; and they were fore afraid : and through the way of the wilderness of the the children of Israel cried out unto the Red lea: and the children of Ifracl went LORD. up harnesled out of the land of Egypt. di And they said unto Moses, Because

19 And Mofes took the bones of Jo- there were no graves in Egypt, halt thou seph with him: for he had ftraitly sworn taken us away to die in the wilderness? the children of Iliael, laying, God will wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us; surely visit you ; and ye thall carry up to carry us fortli out of Egypt? my bones away hence with you.

12 Is not this the word that we did 20 And they took their journey from tell thee in Egypt, faying, Let us alone, Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in that we may terve the Tgyptians ? For the edge of the wilderness.

it had been better for us to Terve the E. 21 [ And the LORD went before them gyptians, than that we thould die in the by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead wildernessa

went behind them; and the pillar of the THE Naeris fong unto the LOR 19,

Pharaoh drowned in the Red sea. Chap. xv.

The pong of Mofes. 13 And Moses said unto the people ; 27 And Moses stretched forth his hand Fear ye not, stand still, and see the fal- over the sea, and the sca returned to his vation of the LORD, which he will fhew strength when the morning appeared; to you to day : for the Egyptians whom and the Egyptians fied against it; and ye have seen to day, ye shall see them the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in again no more for ever.

the midst of the sea. 14 The Lord fhall fight for you, and 28 And the waters returned, and coye Mall hold your peace.

vered the chariots, and the horsemen, 15 And the LORD said unto Moses, and all the host of Pharaoh that came Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak into the sea after them ; there remained unto the children of Israel, that they go not so much as one of them. forward :

29 But the children of Israel walked 16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch upon dry land in the midst of the sea ; out thine hand over the fea, and divide and the waters were a wall unto them on it: and the children of Israel thall go on their right hand, and on their lest. dry ground through the midst of the sea. 30 Thus the LORD taved Ifrael +hnt

17 And I, behold, I will harden the day out of the hand of the Egyptiasz hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall and Ifrael faw the Egyptians dead upon follow them: and I will get me honour the sea shore. upon Pharaoh, and upon all his hoft, up 31 And Israel saw that great work on his chariots, and upon his horsemen. which the Lord did upon the Egyptians:

18 And the Egyptians Mall know that and the people feared the LORD, and bea I anı the LORD, when I have gotten me lieved the Lord, and his fervant Mofes. honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots,

CHAP. XV. and upon his horsemen.

I Moses' fong. 22 The people want water. 19 And the angel of God, which went 23 The bitter waters at Marah, 25 are before the camp of Israel, removed and Sweetened. 27 They come to Elim.

sang children cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them :

and spake, saying, I will ling unto the 20 And it came between the camp of LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and the horse and his rider hath he throwie it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it into the sea. gave light by night to these: so that the 2 The Lord is my strength and song, one came not near the other all the night. and he is become iny falvation : he is

21 [ And Mofes stretched out his hand my God, and I will prepare him an haover the sea; and the LORD caused the bitation; my father's God, and I will sca to go back by a strong east wind all exalt bim. that night, and made the sea dry land, 3 The Lord is a man of war: the and the waters were divided.

LORD is his name: 22 And the children of Ifrael went into 4. Pharaoh's chariots and his host bath the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: he cast into the fea: his chosen captains and the waters were a wall unto them on alfo are drowned in the Red fea. their right hand, and on their left. 5. The depths have covered them :

23 | And the Egyptians pursued, and they fank into the bottom as a fone. went in after them to the midst of the 6 Tly right hand, O LORD, is berea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his cha- come glorious in power: thy right hand, riots, and bis horsemen.

O LORD, hath dashed in piecos the 24 And it came to pass, that in the enemy. morning watch the Lord looked unto the 7 And in the greatness of thine excelhost of the Egyptians through the pillarilency thou hast overthrown thein that role of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the up against thee: thou sentelt forth thy host of the Egyptians,

wrath, which consumed thein as stubble. 25 And took off their chariot wheels, ở And with the blast of thy nokrils that they drave them heavily: to that the the waters were gathered together, the Egyptians faid, Let us Nee from the face floods itood upright as a heap, and the of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them depths were congealed in the heart of againtl the Egyptians.

the fia. 26 And the Lord said unto Moses, The enemy said, I will pursue, I will Stretch out thine hand over the fea, that overtake, I will divide the ipoil; my luft the waters may come again upon the shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon my swort, my hand thall destroy them. their horteinen.

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